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7E-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Appomattox Authorities have two teens in custody for killing a Lynchburg woman earlier this month.
The 18 year olds were hauled in from
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox;


Nebraska on charges of murdering Lisa Yvonne Crider.
The 23 year old woman was shot in the head-
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her body found in the James River May eleventh.
Last weekend, authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska arrested Brandon Wayne Hedrick and Trevor Anthony Jones at a relative's home.
Appomattox authorities had told Nebraska police the pair may try to go there.
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IN Q=Police officers

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: POLICE OFFICERS FROM NEBRASKA HAD BEEN NOTIFIED BY THIS OFFICE TO CHECK THAT RESIDENCE AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER.. BEDFORD AND CAMPBELL COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=and Campbell County.
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VO-NAT


Hedrick and Jones will appear in court later this morning.
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7p-wood


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=None


Family and friends came together in Stuart last night to mourn the loss of and pay tribute to Betty Mae Wood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rowan Co., NC/WBTV;


The 64-year old wife of NASCAR team owner, Leonard Wood, died in a car crash Saturday night.
The Woods were on their way home from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Leonard Wood co-owns the Citgo car driven by Michael Waltrip.
SUPER=03-Stuart/Last Night;


Kyle Petty, Dale Jarratt, and Geoff Bodine were among the hundreds who turned out last night in Stuart.
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IN Q=Auto racing

((GEOFF BODINE/QVC FORD DRIVER:AUTO RACING AND NASCAR RACING WE'RE ALL A BIG FAMILY. THE COMPETITORS ARE, THE MECHANICS, THE FAMILIES THERE, THE WIVES, THE KIDS AND SO YOU KNOW, WE RESPECT LEONARD WOOD, HE IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME HEROES, IN THIS BUSINESS. ))
SUPER=01-Geoff Bodine/QVC Ford Driver
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in this business.
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VO-NAT


Following the accident Leonard Wood was treated and released, but his daughter and granddaughter are still hospitalized.
Funeral services for Betty Mae Wood are this afternoon.
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7E-Beyer-Quote


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


The candidates for virginia governor are slinging mud and southwest Virginia is at the heart of the lastest fued.
Don Beyer says "thousands" of homes in Southwest Virginia "need indoor plumbing and clean and dependable water supplies."
Jim Gilmore says that's an insult.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Richmond area resident Gilmore says northern Virginian Beyer has a "derogatory" perception of southwest Virginians.
The Beyer campaign says Gilmore's being "shrill" and "not very constructive."
Beyer's plumbing comment came during a campaign stop in Russell County.
He spoke about water and sewer damage done by last year's flooding.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Don Beyer


Gilmore says the quote shows a trend.
In 1994, Beyer was quoted as saying southwest Virginians lack "the education, the self-esteem or the (hutz-ba) chutzpah" to start their own businesses.
A Beyer spokeswoman doesn't know if Beyer ever said that... but she says that's NOT how he feels about a region he's visited more than 100 times in eight years.

7P-Hanover-Direct


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=hanover direct


The payroll at Hanonver Direct will soon be expanding.
The company hope to employ 100 more workers by the fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


But a lot of work must be done between now and then.
The New Jersey mail order company will make the Roanoke Valley its national distribution center.
It will consolidate the two facilities it owns here into its newer, Hollins Road operation.
The move will require about six- million- dollars worth of renovation work.
Once it's all completed, Hanover Direct will have the equivalent of 575 full- time workers in Roanoke County.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time to check the mid- week forecast--
Lots of sunshine today, but temperatures will be rather cool.
Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Clear tonight, with lows in the lower 40s.
Mostly sunny again tomorrow, with highs around 70.
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7BIRTHDAYS!5/22/97

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SUPER=130-/Carroll Farmer/Gretna;



SUPER=130-/Darlene Adkins/Chatham;



SUPER=130-13/Sameerah Hughes/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-27/Rick Brooks/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-13/Amanda Rose McCarty/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Dakota Honoker/White Sulphur Springs, WV;


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SUPER=130-76/Thelma Lee/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Brenda Taylor/;



SUPER=130-40/Jo Hodge/Dublin;


Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


The Fifth Element is a visually fascinating movie with a story line that goes all over the place.
The parts are definitely better than the completed movie, and some of the clever details much more interesting then the good vs. evil plot.
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SOT TC 17:11:16
IN Q=Okay, lady...

((THE FIFTH ELEMENT/COLUMBIA PICTURES: OKAY LADY, STAY CALM THIS IS THE POLICE. THERE IS NO WHERE ELSE TO GO. YOU'RE GOING TO SLOWLY TURN AROUND AND PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE FLOOR. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME? SHE DOESN'T.))
SUPER=18-"The Fifth Element";
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=she doesn't.


The movie can't decide if it is a male fantasy, strictly sci-fi, a Bruce Willis action adventure flick, or a comedy. It has "elements" of them all.
Bruce Willis plays a futuristic cab driver in "The Fifth Element". There are cloned aliens, a wistful waif, a priest, and Chris Tucker as a cross between Prince and Dennis Rodman.
If you want sense, see another movie. If you want some neat and unusual visuals "The Fifth Element" has them, but it still gets a "C+".
Good cinematography and special effects aren't always enough.
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55E-Danny-King


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Danny King


The man on Virginia's death row for killing a Roanoke County realtor Carolyn Rogers is asking a federal judge to reverse his conviction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Danny King's appeal has already been rejected by the Virginia Supreme Court.
Yesterday King's attorneys argued that court should have reversed the conviction, because police investigators ignored King's request for a lawyer when interrogating him.
An attorney for the Commonwealth says King never clearly asked for an attorney and even if he had, he never confessed to police.
Judge Samuel Wilson has not yet issued his ruling on the matter.
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55P-Burley-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=None


Anti-Smoking advocates are on a mission to cut tobacco production meanwhile some Tobacco companies are on a mission to produce more farmers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


So Philip Morris has thrown five million dollars into an effort to recruit and assist BURLEY tobacco farmers.
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SOT 02:13:16
IN Q=In burley

((AL GLASS/VA. FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: IN BURLEY THE LAST TWO YEARS YOU'VE HAD TWO SHORT CROPS, PRIMARILY DUE TO WET WEATHER AND A FUNGUS CALLED BLUE MOLD. ALSO, WE SEE A HIGH DEMAND FOR WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE AMERICAN BLEND CIGARETTE.))
SUPER=01-Al Glass/Virginia Farm Bureau Federation;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=cigarette.
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VO-NAT


Internationally popular brands like Marlboro use that blend.
SUPER=03-Abingdon/File Tape;


Philip Morris has founded the Farm Income Improvement Foundation to help burley farmers "modernize" their operations.
In Virginia, burley farmers are expected to fall about 13 million pounds short of their allowed quota this year.
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55E-Franklin-Turnpike


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-32
GRAPHIC=None


Officials in Pittsylvania County have decided a new road in Danville is not the answer to improving traffic conjestion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Designers said the "Old 97 Parkway" would relieve traffic back-ups along North Main Street and the Franklin Turnpike.
But last night the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors unanimously withdrew the proposal.
The Supervisors say they want Danville officials to consider other plans to improve the flow of traffic.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Opponents of the plan feared it would have inconvenienced residents who live along the turnpike and business owners.


55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-ins
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to Wednesday's weather outlook--
Mostly sunny skies with unseasonably cool temperatures.
Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Clear tonight, lows dropping into the lower 40s.
More sunshine ahead for tomorrow, with highs near 70.
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8E-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Two teens charged with killing a Lynchburg woman are back in Appomattox County.
The 18 year olds were hauled in from
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox;


Nebraska on charges of killing Lisa Yvonne Crider.
The 23 year old woman was shot in the head-
SUPER=04-May 11;

her body found in the James River May eleventh.
Last weekend, authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska arrested Brandon Wayne Hedrick and Trevor Anthony Jones at a relative's home.
Appomattox authorities had told Nebraska police the pair may try to go there.
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SOT 6:49:25
IN Q=Police officers

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: POLICE OFFICERS FROM NEBRASKA HAD BEEN NOTIFIED BY THIS OFFICE TO CHECK THAT RESIDENCE AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER.. BEDFORD AND CAMPBELL COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=and Campbell County.
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VO-NAT


Hedrick and Jones will appear in court later this morning.
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8p-wood


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=None


Some of the most famous race car drivers in the country were in Stuart last night to pay their respects to Betty Mae Wood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rowan Co., NC/WBTV;


The 64-year old wife of NASCAR team owner, Leonard Wood, died in a car crash Saturday night.
The Woods were on their way home from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Leonard Wood co-owns the Citgo car driven by Michael Waltrip.
SUPER=03-Stuart;


Kyle Petty, Dale Jarratt, and Geoff Bodine were among the hundreds who turned out last night in Stuart.
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SOT
IN Q=Auto racing

((GEOFF BODINE/QVC FORD DRIVER:AUTO RACING AND NASCAR RACING WE'RE ALL A BIG FAMILY. THE COMPETITORS ARE, THE MECHANICS, THE FAMILIES THERE, THE WIVES, THE KIDS AND SO YOU KNOW, WE RESPECT LEONARD WOOD, HE IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME HEROES, IN THIS BUSINESS. ))
SUPER=01-Geoff Bodine/QVC Ford Driver
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in this business.
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VO-NAT


Following the accident Leonard Wood was treated and released, but his daughter and granddaughter are still hospitalized.
Funeral services for Betty Mae Wood are this afternoon.
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8E-Beyer-Quote


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Attorney General Jim Gilmore says his rival in the Governor's race has insulted Southwest Virginians.
Gilmore quoted Don Beyer as saying that "thousands" of homes in the region "need indoor plumbing and dependable water supplies."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Richmond area resident Gilmore says northern Virginian Beyer has a "derogatory" perception of southwest Virginians.
The Beyer campaign says Gilmore's being "shrill" and "not very constructive."
Beyer's plumbing comment came during a campaign stop in Russell County.
He spoke about water and sewer damage done by last year's flooding.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Don Beyer


Gilmore says the quote shows a trend.
In 1994, Beyer was quoted as saying southwest Virginians lack "the education, the self-esteem or the (hutz-ba) chutzpah" to start their own businesses.
A Beyer spokeswoman doesn't know if Beyer ever said that... but she says that's NOT how he feels about a region he's visited more than 100 times in eight years.

8E-Danny-King


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Danny King


He's facing death for the murder of a Roanoke county realtor, but Danny King is asking a federal judge to reverse his conviction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


King's appeal has already been rejected by the Virginia Supreme Court.
Yesterday King's attorneys argued that court should have reversed the conviction, because police investigators ignored King's request for a lawyer when interrogating him.
An attorney for the Commonwealth says King never clearly asked for an attorney and even if he had, he never confessed to police.
Judge Samuel Wilson has not yet issued his ruling on the matter.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's check out the mid- week forecast--
Skies will be mostly sunny today, but temperatures will be on the cool side.
Highs only in the upper 60s.
Tonight looks clear, with lows in the lower 40s.
Mostly sunny and a bit warmer tomorrow.
Highs near 70.
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